Photo courtesy of Engbretson, Eric via Wikicommons
May 23, 1997: The channel catfish was chosen as Missouri's official fish. Adult channel catfish usually weigh between one-half to fifteen pounds but can grow much larger.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.